Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Imaginary Ancient Temple Designed in the Style of Those Built in Honor of the Goddess Vesta… (Tempio antico inventato e disegnato alla maniera di quelli che si fabbricavano in ornore della Dea Vesta…),

From Part One of Architecture and Perspectives… (Prima Parte di Architettura e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architteto Veneziano fra gli Arcadi Salcindio Tiseio)

Etching on laid paper

Dimensions (Plate): 402 x 255 mm (15.8 x 10 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Gio Batta Piranesi Arch. o inv/ ed incise in Roma l’Anno 1743”; inscribed, lower right: numeral “15”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume; Focillon 17 is not included in the original (1743) edition of "Prima Parte…," but is included as part of the Prima Parte group in Opera Opere Varie (1750) and later editions.

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.24

Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953

Bibliography: Focillon 17; Hind (1922), p. 78 ff.; Wilton-Ely 17.

Work Type: print

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